Student essay earns class pizza party, tv appearance

James Geshel (in Detroit Tigers shirt, back row) won his first grade teacher, Mrs. Wallis, the Cool Teacher with an essay describing how she makes learning to read fun.

James Geshel has a very cool teacher, and now anyone who watches WGVU (or reads the Rockford Squire newspaper) knows it. An essay directed the public television station to choose Parkside Elementary’s Mrs. Wallis, first grade teacher, as winner of the Cool Teacher contest. As winner, her class enjoyed a pizza party and a slot […]

A Message for You — February 4, 2010

He knows what it’s like by REV. HELEN H. COLLINS North Kent Presbyterian Church   I had lunch with a friend today, whom I haven’t seen for almost a year. But this is the kind of friendship in which you just sort of pick up where you left off. We caught up on the important […]

Squire intern shares semester of experinces

by ANA OLVERA It is no strange fact that newspapers are indeed suffering in this economy. National newspapers are cutting down on circulation and some have even gone completely online. Some might become discouraged by the turn of events in the world of journalism, but I, on the other hand, embraced these new challenges. Last […]

Kellermeier named to Dean’s List at Ferris

Craig Kellermeier of Rockford was named to the Dean’s List at Ferris State University (FSU) College of Engineering Technology for the first semester of 2009-2010 school year. To be eligible for the Dean’s List at FSU, a student must carry 12 credits and achieve a 3.50 grade-point average or better. Kellermeier is majoring in HVAC […]

School Beat — February 4, 2010

How important is play and recess for your student? by MICHAEL J. HIBBELN Principal, Roguewood Elementary School With increased pressure from the federal and state government to improve achievement, increase test scores, and cover an increasingly demanding curriculum, we should never lose sight of the importance of play and recess for our children. Our playgrounds […]